Huskies Insider Blog

No. 18 USC 28, UW 23, 3rd Qtr.

The action has slowed considerably from the frantic 1,246-yard combined total-offense pace the two teams set in the first half.

That doesn't mean either defense has been particularly effective in stopping the other offense.

USC regained the lead at the 4:44 mark by quickly going 70 yards in five plays – four of them being runs. The drive was capped by Allen Bradford's 16-yard scamper off left tackle, with no UW defender in sight.

The Huskies did convert a third-and-18 on their next drive as Jake Locker hit Cody Bruns with a pass along the left seam, and a third-and-14 when Locker hit Jermaine Kearse on a receiver seen play that netted 20 yards to the USC 31.

Locker's 20-yard scamper has the Huskies at the Trojans' 11 to star the final quarter.

The UW grabbed a 23-21 lead on Erik Folk's 35-yard field goal on the team's first offensive trip of the second half.